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Presentation by Jim Hamilton who Helped Shape the High Tech Industry

Hi, Everyone,

We are very happy to invite you to our next event - a presentation by Jim Hamilton entitled "I Have a Cool Proof-of-Concept ... Am I Ready for the US?" The event will be held on Tuesday, July 2nd, at 5:30 PM at Microsoft Herzlia, in the framework of Microsoft's Think Next Academy. Address: 13 Shenkar St., Gav-Yam, Building No. 5, Auditorium, Floor L2.

Please register on ISN's Meetup site:

Jim, who will be visiting from the US, is a dynamic operational leader and entrepreneur with an extensive career in "C-level" executive management, international retail, global sourcing, e-commerce, marketing and advertising, public and investor relations, finance, operations, logistics, technology innovation, and portfolio management.

Considered one of the “Fathers of Mass Computer Retailing", he co-founded and managed three of the top five computer retailers in the formative years of the computer industry and was instrumental in assisting and launching hundreds of brands like Apple, IBM, Compaq, HP, Microsoft, and Intel to the mass market. He is widely recognized for his experience in helping shape the high-tech industry and has served on the executive councils of most major computer vendors including Intel, Microsoft, Apple and IBM.

He is the former Vice President of the $5.3 Billion RadioShack Corporation and former VP and General Manager of Motorola Mobility's Channel Group.  He is currently the CEO of the investment and strategic consulting firm, Identity Ventures, assisting companies with strategic planning, worldwide sales, marketing and distribution, capital raising, product development and global sourcing initiatives. One of the many companies Jim has assisted is PowerMat Ltd., where he served as co-CEO and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors.


Jim will be happy to answer your questions during Q&A. You are welcome to send your questions in advance of the event: arlene at tech-river dot com


Jim will be happy to meet people, time permitting, during the networking portions of our event.

He will also have limited time to meet one-on-one with a few selected companies. These meetings will be with companies that can benefit most from his experience - companies that intend to use channels, whether brick and mortar or e-tailing, to reach customers. They should have a product on the market or be close to bringing the product to market, and should have the resources to embark on a channel program. If this fits your current situation, please send your requests before 5 PM Tuesday, June 25th, to arlene at tech-river dot com.


- 5:30-6:00 - Registration and Networking

- 6:00-6:15 - Welcome by ISN and MS + Announcements

- 6:15-7:00 - Presentation by Jim Hamilton

- 7:00-7:30 - Q&A

- 7:30-8:30 - Networking

Looking forward to seeing you all on Tuesday, July 2nd at Microsoft Herzlia.

All the best,

Arlene and Ken

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    Our vision is to empower consumer and finally bring transparency to this market.

    contact: daniel[masked], [masked]

    August 22, 2013

  • Meirav H.

    Hi all,
    We are very happy to invite you to a meet up for Startupleadership, an international program to help enterpnuers build up their skills and capabilities. Our startups have raised globally over $350m. We don't take equity and charge a minimal beer + pizza fee only for the year. come and hear more- July 14th @ 8pm at Rotch on the bar.

    1 · July 4, 2013

  • stela d.

    Thank you Jim for a great presentation and many thanks to Arlene for organizing excellent meetings

    July 4, 2013

  • Mark H.

    Jim gave an excellent presentation, very valuable and right to the point.
    I wish many Israeli entrepreneurs and executives to listen carefully to what has been said....

    1 · July 4, 2013

  • Arlene M.

    Thanks, Jim! The presentation was packed with important information, delivered in a light and humorous style. Left the audience wanting more!

    1 · July 3, 2013

  • Eliana G.

    Thanks for the great meetup yesterday at Microsoft Herzliya. Jim Hamilton's presentation was ace! Look forward to seeing the posted slides. The vocal pace was faster than my hand could write :-)! Lots to take in.

    1 · July 3, 2013

  • Noam K.

    Insightful and useful. Kudus for setting up!

    1 · July 3, 2013

  • Janet S.

    Thanks to both Jim and Arlene for such a fabulous & informative session, I learnt heaps, and was also encouraged to keep on being focused and towards winning with ImagineNation. Your efforts in supporting the start-up community are most appreciated.

    2 · July 3, 2013

  • Udi G.

    Great meetup, great presentation and discussion and great people. Thank you Bill for your insights, thank you Arlene and Ken for making this happen and thanks everybody for your ideas and participation.

    1 · July 3, 2013

  • dror s.

    thanks Jim! nice to see you in Israel :)

    someone one asked about running the company from Israel ..

    please look at at example but there are more..

    Jim: as you say there many investor, just need to find the right one :-)


    1 · July 3, 2013

  • Galit Z.

    Thank you Jim. Great Meetup! There is so much to learn from you.

    1 · July 2, 2013

  • Reuven

    Great talk and speaker. He hit all the high points in a very condensed way. I'd love a copy of the slide deck.

    1 · July 2, 2013

  • Gabi T.


    1 · July 2, 2013

  • Yona F.

    Outstanding. Not only is Jim Hamilton an outstanding entrepreneur, he knows how to get his message across and this evening he truly got some very important messages across to those who believe there is nothing bet than listening to the voice of experience.

    1 · July 2, 2013

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    July 2, 2013

  • eran y.

    Serial entrepreneur & investor, in search for exciting startups.

    July 2, 2013

  • Liora K.

    Looking forward !

    July 2, 2013

  • David B.


    July 1, 2013

  • Solly T.

    Teaching at that time.

    July 1, 2013

  • Adam G.

    Founder of stealth mode startup looking for a teach leader

    July 1, 2013

  • rachel h.

    I can't make it after all. very sorry about that.

    July 1, 2013

  • Baruch B.

    Any parking we can use

    June 30, 2013

    • Arlene M.

      No, sorry; everyone will have to fend for himself. Microsoft does not have facilities for this. But there should be plenty of parking at that time of day.

      June 30, 2013

    • benny g.

      If you buy something in "Yohananof" you are entitle to free 2.5Hrs parking.

      June 30, 2013

  • Chen F.

    Looking forward to a great presentation from a great leader

    1 · June 25, 2013

  • Yehonatan F.

    CEO PayGrinG

    June 24, 2013

  • Dadi A.

    June 20, 2013

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